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Make a Note of It

APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

“It’s very helpful to start with something that’s true. If you start with something that’s false, you’re always covering your tracks. Something simple and true, that has a lot of possibilities, is a nice way to begin.” – Paul Simon
Make a note of it…
How many times have you found yourself on the subway, in your shower, or waking up from a dream with a song idea or the perfect rhyme? Recording song ideas on your phone is one excellent way to capture them on the fly, but when it comes to lyrics, we suggest you go old school and write them down. You’ll find added inspiration when you go back and look through those old notes. To help you get started, everyone who attends an April class or the Spring Getaway will take home a free Toronto Songwriting School notebook. Classes for April are filling fast, so register soon to avoid missing out!
It’s a big month ahead for Toronto Songwriting School with classes, our Spring Getaway, and Muse or Monster V. We have a great line-up for this Spring’s Muse or Monster. You’ll kick yourself if you miss it. See details below.
SONGWRITING FOR BEGINNERS
We have two Beginners classes in April: Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 23rd. Our April focus will be on lyric writing including poetic vs literal lyrics and the use of nonsense lyrics. This class is designed for beginner and intermediate songwriting students – even if you don’t play an instrument! Each class gives you the opportunity to write a new song from scratch with advice and feedback from the instructor.  REGISTER
ORIGINAL SONG WORKSHOPS
Our Spring Original Song Workshops will resume the first week of April. Workshops meet every second week (Wednesdays and Thursdays) for ten weeks. Sign up for a single workshop OR register for 5 classes and save $5/class. Remember, you MUST register online to reserve your space. Our April 6th class is SOLD OUT, but a few spots remain for Wednesday, April 5th.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION. 
MUSE OR MONSTER SONGWRITER SHOWCASE – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Muse or Monster V will take place on Sunday, April 30th at Burdock Music Hall, featuring Lori Cullen, Mike Evin, Julian Taylor, & The Young Novelists. We will also showcase performances from TSS & Seneca students including Taylor Moore, Yvanne Dandan, Connor Duncan, Cory Feigan & Matthew Kelly
Buy tickets today through The Burdock.
SONGWRITER GETAWAYS
Everyone has a song. Find yours at one of our three Songwriter Getaways happening this year.
WASAGA BEACH, ON – APRIL 28-30, 2017
Although rooms at the farmhouse are sold out, daypasses are still available.
ST. JOHN’s, NL – JUNE 14-18, 2017
This 5-day/4-night trip to St. John’s will include workshops with sought-after local songwriters steeped in the East Coast traditions.
ORILLIA, ON – NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017
We’re moving to a new location 10 minutes north of Oriilla for our Fall Getaway. This beautiful property (check out that photo!) includes a fire pit, creeks, and miles of hiking trails. Registration now open!
Getaways include songwriting workshops and original song feedback, group sing-alongs, communal meals, and plenty of free time for you to write songs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  
SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 
Matt Bentley has been part of the Toronto Songwriting School Family from the very beginning. He’s put together a Songwriting Night at the Linsmore Tavern on Tuesday, April 4th. No cover.
Come out & support some familiar faces:
8pm – Matt Bentley w/ Trevor Owen
9pm – Murray Foster
10pm – Tory Cassis
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